Intel's Orange County Chopper (OCC)
computerized concept motorcycle
In 2007, Intel marked the 30th Anniversary of it's Embedded Processor Division and their new low-power Core Duo processor with the creation of an Intel themed, embedded technology controlled motorcycle, custom built by Orange County Choppers (OCC).
The two-part build took place at OCC's shop in Montgomery, N.Y. OCC's Paul Teutul Sr. and Mikey Teutul also made an appearance at Intel's ATD assembly-test development factory in Chandler AZ. to try on clean-room bunny-suits and get ideas for the bike by examining some Intel wafers and seeing how Intel manufactures there chips. It aired on Discovery channel back in July 12th and 19th of 2007. The chopper was officially unveiled at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Ca. on April 3rd 2007.
Intel's computerized concept motorcycle featured embedded computer chips that controlled ignition by way of fingerprint recognition, a removable "SwitchBack" 1GHz Celeron powered ultra-mobile, rugged PC (UMPC) made by Black Diamond Advanced Technology (Tempe AZ). that doubled as a touchscreen to display dashboard and gauges, an infotainment system with integrated audio and video systems, rear-mounted cameras that replaced rear-view mirrors, and an electronically controlled kickstand. The motorcycle even had Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS connectivity.
The unique "V-Quad" custom built engine on this motorcycle was developed by Greg Nelson of Nelson Engineering. It featured a dual v-twin setup with 4 cylinders, and had a total displacement of 192 cubic inches, making 250 horsepower!
Currently the Intel OCC concept motorcycle is on permanent display in the lobby of Intel's Chandler Arizona campus and is transported on occasion to various Intel campuses for temporary display during special events.
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